Veolia Foundation expands decentralised solar electrification model in Madagascar

After successful trials, the Veolia Foundation, an arm of French waste management giant Veolia that financially backs non-profit, community-oriented projects, has decided to expand its decentralised solar electrification plans in northern Madagascar to create 1,000 nano-grids and 100 nano-entrepreneurs by the end of the year.

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Faro Energy issues Brazil’s first certified green bond for solar

Distributed solar company Faro Energy has issued the first certified Green Bond for solar energy in Brazil, according to non-profit organisation Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI).

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NEC ES, NGK deploy storage in new territories in Brazil and Middle East

Lithium and sodium sulfur batteries will be used for the first time in new territories, after NEC ES and NGK inked deals to deliver projects to an island archipelago in Brazil and in Dubai respectively.

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NTPC’s 2GW solar tender heavily oversubscribed

Softbank’s joint venture, SBG Cleantech has caught the eye by submitting a technical bid for the full 2GW capacity available in an Interstate Transmission System (ISTS)-connected solar tender from Indian state-run utility NTPC.

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ROUND-UP: juwi Shizen Japan order, Renewables for Solomon Islands, Rajasthan power sector loan

juwi Shizen bags EPC order for 42MW Japan solar plant, Financiers plan renewables for 9,300 Solomon Islanders, World Bank to provide US$250 million loan for electricity distribution sector reforms in Rajasthan, India.

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Softbank, Sprng and Ayana lowest bidders in 750MW Andhra Pradesh solar auction

Winning bids in the latest solar auction in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh ranged between INR 2.70-2.71/kWh (US$0.0391-0.0394/kWh).

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Odisha’s 200MW solar tender draws 845MW of technical bids

A 200MW solar tender floated by the Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) has been significantly oversubscribed with a total of 845MW of technical bids from 14 players.

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Gridserve bids to ‘deliver for EV charging what Amazon has for online shopping’ with new ‘Electric Forecourts’ plan

Gridserve is bidding to create a national network of electric vehicle charging forecourts, professing to do for EV charging what Amazon has done for online retail.

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Utilitywise, Vodafone & Dell partner for energy IoT platform

Utilities consultancy Utilitywise is developing a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform alongside telecoms and tech giants Vodafone and Dell EMC which professes to “transform” the way businesses use energy.

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Electric vehicle charging market ‘unlikely to deliver’ alone claims National Grid

​The electric vehicle (EV) charging market is “unlikely to deliver” the charging infrastructure needed in the UK to accommodate predicted take-up, according to National Grid’s strategy and corporate development lead for EVs.

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Hanwha Q CELLS cuts carbon for French market

Hanwha Q CELLS has recorded a manufacturing carbon footprint of 250 kg-eq/C0²/kWc for its Q.PEAK DUO modules, opening up access to more of France’s robust solar market.

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